5 Sep 2008

Body of missing man found

12:56 pm on 5 September 2008

The body of a Korean man who has been missing for ten months has been found in a bush area near Kaiwaka, south of Whangarei.

Police have been investigating the disappearance of Hyung Jun Cho since December, when his car was found abandoned off State Highway 1.

They say a member of the public found Mr Cho's body on Thursday morning, in bush about 1 km north of where his car left the road.

They say there are no suspicious circumstances and the death will be referred to the coroner.